For joint-program students participating in Chaplaincy Institute (ChI) courses as part of the Interfaith Studies Certificate. Students enrolling in ChI electives earn credit based on the total number of courses completed in a term. The one elective offered in Spring 2019 is Eco-Ministry. In this 3.5-day course that meets March 14-17, participants will learn ancient and innovative, life-affirming and healing practices for the Earth and the ecosystems on which humans depend. In addition to presentations with subject-area experts, this elective takes students outdoors to learn with the Earth, and to local venues where new and indigenous practices are showing paths forward for society. Art and ritual will constitute daily components of the course, allowing students to integrate course instruction through holistic forms of learning and expression.
ChI electives are only for students who have been admitted to the SKSM-ChI joint program and are not available to other SKSM students or to students from other GTU schools. This course does not count toward residency requirements. Relevant for SKSM thresholds 2, 6, and 8; MFC competencies 3 and 4.